Overhand LoopTrick: Breaking the knot

How to untie a Figure-eight Loop

After a heavy load i.e. a fall it will take much cursing to untie a Figure-eight loop. Especially when the rope is old already fat and fuzzy sometimes you need a lot of power to open this knot.

So here are two suggestions to ease your life in the future. Tie-in with a Bowline on a Bight or get the trick of breaking the knot.

How to untie a Figure-eight knot:

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